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Indiana University (2000)

The village schools of Save the Children /USA in Mali : A case study of NGOs, communities and the state’s emerging roles in the provision of basic education in Sahel

Boukary, Hamidou Dodo

Titre : The village schools of Save the Children /USA in Mali : A case study of NGOs, communities and the state’s emerging roles in the provision of basic education in Sahel

Auteur : Boukary, Hamidou Dodo

Université de soutenance  : Indiana University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2000

Résumé
The inability of the French-speaking Sahelian countries to expand and make basic education relevant to meet the developmental needs of their populations has brought about a situation whereby NGOs, both local and international, and communities are increasingly taking matters in their own hands by creating alternative education systems with the help of the international donor community. The growing number of these alternative systems has put the State in a dilemma in its bid to create a coherent national education system : integrating these new models within the national model would mean either reforming the latter or creating conditions in the former for bridging them with the national model. Leaving them unchecked, on the other hand, would seriously erode the state’s legitimacy in an increasingly democratic environment.

This dissertation looks at one such experience in the Republic of Mali. It describes and analyzes the emergent relations between the NGOs, communities, donor agencies and the State in the provision of basic education in Mali and reaches the following principal conclusion : in spite of official commitment to reforming the national system the state will politically, socially and economically find it difficult to do so due to the present conditions which indicate that the institutionalization of alternative education systems requires more groundwork and resources beyond the reach of NGOs and the local communities. The dissertation then proposes a strategic framework that will provide guidelines for creating viable partnerships between the above actors.

Présentation (ProQuest)

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